News and issues relating to business, corporate and private aviation, primarily regarding turbine-engine-powered airplanes and helicopters. Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.
While all the talk is of pilot shortages, it is the aging population of maintenance engineers that poses the biggest problem.
With airport access being a big concern for European business aviation GNSS systems as EGNOS are helping to open up new airports to the sector.
FBO group invests in improved facilities in response to tougher competition.
Many operators have barely started the process for complying with new navigational requirements like FANS 1/A.
The efficiency of high-density routes could be increased by the industry working together to fill empty legs.
Jetcraft sees plenty of opportunity in the aircraft sales brokerage business, with the U.S. and Europe the strongest markets.
The flight planning and support group has new offices in Africa as well as further plans for growth in Asia.
Some operators are merging, others are creating groups under a parent company. Meanwhile, a third option is to form an alliance like AirClub.
Up to 1,300 aircraft could be registered in the Middle East by 2020, broker says.
UTC Aerospace invites EBACE attendees to plug their mobile devices in for a fresh battery charge and a test of the company’s Tablet Interface Module.